Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Mailed Fist of the Federal Government Slams Arizona

The Mailed Fist of the Federal Government Slams Arizona
States Should Revive the Practice of “Nullification”
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet


What we saw occur in Arizona this week, with a federal district judge gutting a law passed by the Arizona state legislature and signed into law by the governor of that state is nothing less than spitting in the face of “states rights!”

We Americans have already fought one civil war over this very thing -- and the federal government is dragging us ever closer to another American holocaust.

Think about it: The US federal government refuses to enforce the laws of the land and then has the audacity to slap down the people of the states when they attempt to enforce those same laws.
All this time I have been laboring under a misconception. See, I was taught, and I was reared to believe, that the US was a nation of laws and that no person or entity was above the law. Well, it turns out I was WRONG! But I had to wait until the socialist Obama and his henchman hi-jacked the US government to learn that I had been wrong all this time.

I have learned something from all of this. It is that the law does not matter – unless -- it can be used (by those in power) to get something they want. If applying the law will constrain them from something they dearly want, then -- to hell with the law.

At the moment, Obama wants the Hispanic vote in 2012. He will move heaven and earth, tread on anyone who gets in his way, use the mailed fist of the federal government to crush whoever and whatever gets in his way -- the same as any other tin pot dictator in the western hemisphere. America is looking more and more, everyday, like one of the “banana republics” we used to make jokes about. Now that we are one – it ain’t funny!

In the years before the American civil war, when Washington was tyrannizing the southern states on a regular basis (much as they are doing to the entire country today) the southern states began nullifying those federal laws. Why did they think they could do that? Well one of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, said in the Kentucky Resolution the following:

“Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes, delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: That to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party….each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.” Alien and Sedition Acts and States’ rights (Texas Fred has an excellent article from which this was drawn at:

I say again, the underlying cause of the American civil war was not slavery, as we have been taught, it was the abuse of the rights of the states by the heavy-handed federal government – just as the federal government is doing today!

They say history repeats itself – and today we have the evidence right before our eyes.

How much more of Obama’s high-handed tyrannical tactics are the American people going to suffer before they bow their backs and say: ENOUGH!

One good thing may come from this demonstration of what happens when a country’s all too powerful central government runs amuck. If nothing else, this move by the judge in Arizona should seal the election in November for the Republicans.

Now that Americans have seen that the Obama Regime is intent on securing its hold on the government, not only in Washington, but in their states, as well, it should cut through the smoke screen of flowery oratory, and expose the skull and crossbones hidden within.

Remember this: if your state has no rights, YOU, my fellow Americans, have no rights, either!

Remember Arizona in November. Let nothing deter you. RUN to the polls in November -- and reclaim America. Do not allow the history books to record that Americans lost their country to a great orator much as the Germans of the 20th century did. As they learned, too late, it was the road to utter destruction.

Remember in November!

J.D. Longstreet

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Longstreet

    I couldn't pass up the opportunity to respond to your post.
    You are correct about the revisionist history taught in our schools about the War Between the States, usually called the (civil war) today in our classrooms.
    I am a little younger than you, and was forced to stop and think about this article concerning Arizona, and the Federal Government ruling against their State immigration law, which only mirrors the federal law. It is absolutely inconceivable to me, that the federal judge has ruled against this sovereign state.

    Then I remembered an old woman that I once spoke with, who once lived in my neighborhood...
    Her family had owned a farm in Virginia, and this little girl remembered Confederate troops camping out on their property. Being a curious type, I asked this woman just why the Confederacy had decided to take up arms against the U.S. Government, and her reaction to my question scared me quite a bit!
    Her eyes became furious about my question, and she rose up her fist and pounded on the table screaming: "Because the Federalist invaded Virginia, that's why"!!!
    I never really understood just why she became so emotional about my question on that day; but in reading this article, her reaction now makes perfect sense to me!

    Roland Dell, USA (Ret)